immigration

5:20pm

Thu August 29, 2013
Education

Bay Area Yemenis struggle to boost girls education

AAYSP-MI

Not long ago, I attended a lecture at UC Berkeley’s Boalt Hall, the law school. It was just before sunset and about 100 Yemeni Americans – mostly young men – filled the room to see and hear their countrywoman, 34-year-old Tawakkul Karman. She’s the activist and revolutionary, who won the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize for sparking the revolution that ousted Yemeni president Ali Abdalla Saleh.

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4:12pm

Thu August 8, 2013
Arts & Culture

Young Chinese American rethinks the significance of Portsmouth Square

Chinese women play cards in Portsmouth Square
Photo by GooWakJai, 2010 http://www.flickr.com/photos/goowakjai/

San Francisco’s Chinatown has interested many tourists over the years. Every day people visit to learn about Chinese American History. 

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Wed June 12, 2013

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Tue June 4, 2013

6:36pm

Wed May 1, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

Labor unions have a big stake in immigration reform

A San Diego union says these housekeepers without legal immigration status were fired because workers at their hotel were trying to organize.
Adrian Florido

As head of the 800,000-member Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, Maria Elena Durazo is one of the nation’s most powerful union leaders, and a key player in the ongoing immigration reform negotiations. But before her current post, she led a hotel workers’ union. She said one of the hardest parts of the job was convincing workers who were in the country illegally to organize. They feared they could be easily fired, and she said that fear had rippling implications.

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